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Decoding words in connected text can make emergent readers really feel like they are great readers. They work as a class to sound out simple cvc words located in super short sentences. Tip: Extend this activity by having a variety of high frequency words available for individual learners to switch in and out of sentence frames. The whole class can work to gether to read each persons simple sentence.
Young scholars explore methods of decoding words in sentences. They read all the words in the sentence they know to obtain clues. Students then sound out the difficult words and highlight them. They underline unknown words. Young scholars practice decoding strategies.
In this literacy worksheet, students use the blends along with the pictures in order to practice the sounds of letter combinations.
Add some decoding to your scholar's review of basic life science terms in this decorder worksheet, where students match 15 words to their definitions. Words such as mammal and amphibian must be matched to their written definition. The definitions are provided below the vocabulary words in mixed order. The format of this worksheet may be more complicated than it needs to be- adjust if desired.
In this literacy learning exercise, middle schoolers are given a graphic organizer to complete or are presented it as part of the lesson developed from using this sheet.
Practice blending letters together to make the words learners are reading. They decode words familiarized with the concept of blending. This lesson utilizes the Body-Coda method of blending developed by Lloyd Eldredge. Each child receives a copy of the book, Tin Man Fix-It.
In this literacy worksheet, students practice reading words with different phonics blends. Each word has a picture to help with vocabulary acquisition.
Students experience the strategies of decoding words and crosschecking to master reading more fluently. They read, crosscheck and decode the books, "Lee and the Team," from Phonics Readers and "Ready to Race," by Shealy Melton.
In these grammar worksheets, students will circle nouns and verbs, fill in blanks with suitable verbs, add -er and -or to verbs to create nouns, write silly sentences using nouns that end in -ar, add the correct suffix to change verbs into nouns to complete a table, take a quiz on nouns ending in -or, change verbs into nouns by deleting the suffixes, and show how nouns can have different meaning.
First graders decode words containing the letter o when it is followed by a consonant and silent e.
Students increase their reading fluency through the use of various strategies. After reviewing decoding, chunking and rereading, students complete an initial read of a novel text. Working with a partner, they read complete a timed assessment of their words read per minute.
Students practice becoming more fluent readers with expression and emotion by decoding words in connected text. They work on their reading fluency through timed repeated readings. Each student drills on the book, "Arthur's Loose Tooth," by Lillian Hoban.
For this farm vocabulary worksheet, students use the key to decode a riddle about worker bees and honey. Students fill in each blank with the letter that matches each number in the word puzzle.
In this recycling vocabulary worksheet, 4th graders complete 15 fill in the blanks. For each blank, students must use a key to decode the word. Each word relates to recycling and recyclable materials. 
In this plants worksheet, students solve the vocabulary words by finding the letters that equal other letters according to the key. Students solve 15 problems.
Elementary learners improve their reading and spelling skills by better understanding the relationship of the decoding and encoding processes as they apply them to one-syllable words. After a lecture/demo, 1st graders practice using a worksheet imbedded in this plan. 
Students practice letter(s) map(s) along with phoneme sequences and sounds that make the /o/ sound in both spoken and written formats. They also decode words containing /o/ sounds to work towards becoming more fluent readers beginning with "In the Big Top."
In this Black History Month worksheet, students answer a riddle, using a key to match letters to numbers that form a name. Worksheet contains link to additional activities.
In this animals worksheet, students use the letter key to match up to other letters to solve the code. Students solve the code for 15 different animals.
Practice sounding out multi-syllable words with this scaffolded lesson plan. Learners decode words by segmenting them into phonemes and combining the sounds. Your lines are in bold here, but you can easily use this simply as an outline instead of a script. Begin by modeling this skill, then guide learners to practice themselves. The class writes the word as they sound it out and counts phonemes together. Adaptations for multiple skill levels are provided here.

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